Our Adolescent Program
About OUR Adolescent Program
The Medi-Weightloss® Adolescent Program was developed by a team of experts in pediatrics, public health, bariatrics, and nutrition to meet the needs of youth ages 12-18.
The Adolescent Program is not just about helping teens see the number on the scale fall. It is designed to empower our youth to live a healthier lifestyle now and in the future! The Adolescent Program consists of individual and family consultation as well as nutrition and exercise education.
The journey starts with an Initial Consultation with teens and parents:
Why Choose the Adolescent Program?
"As a pediatrician, I am dedicated to seeing this program improve the health of the next generation. We will help families every step of the way so that eating healthy and exercising become second nature. Empowering today's youth so that they won't face a lifetime battle with weight is the mission of our program."
Sejal Shah, MD, FAAP
Medical Director of the Medi-Weightloss® Adolescent Program
Childhood obesity is a condition where excess body fat negatively affects a child's health or well-being. A child is considered obese when their body mass index (BMI) is greater than the 95th percentile (meaning greater than 95% of children of the same age). Today, one out of every three adolescents is considered overweight or obese.
Obesity increases the risk for serious health problems. Kids who are unhappy with their weight also may be more likely to develop low self-esteem, depression, substance abuse, or unhealthy dieting habits and eating disorders. Health consequences of obesity include: